One of the iconic objects in the Harry Potter books and movies are the brooms. Without brooms there’s no quidditch, so a small adorable DIY Harry Potter broom was important to include on my Harry Potter Christmas tree!
The best part? You can whip up one of these cute little Nimbus 2000 Harry Potter brooms in no time at all with ZERO crafting skills. Don’t believe me? Keep reading for the simple how to!
Since you’re starting with a pre-made broom, these DIY Harry Potter broom ornaments come together VERY quickly. My husband and I were at Home Depot (which is practically our second home these days since we are remodeling our upstairs bathroom), and I noticed these adorable little cinnamon scented brooms in a clear round can at the checkout aisle.
I’m a sucker for those giant scented cinnamon brooms and buy one every fall, so you’d better bet I wanted a few mini brooms for my desk. Some of the registers had cinnamon scented and some were apple scented, so I used some of both.
Once they were displayed on my desk I realized they would make the perfect little broom ornaments and this DIY was born! I was at Home Depot yesterday and these were still there, and have been for months. Be sure to check every register.
If you can’t find them here are some very similar ones on Amazon that come in a 6 pack. They look the same except the string is shorter to hang them on, so you would just need to glue a longer piece of ribbon or twine.
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DIY Harry Potter Broom Ornaments
- Mini cinnamon brooms (Mine came from Home Depot but these are very similar)
- Wood dowel
- Brown craft paint
- Thin gold ribbon
- Glue gun
Step 1. Take your first broom and a pair of scissors and cut the three extra little bands off underneath the main band. You don’t want to cut the main band that’s wrapped around the whole broom, just the smaller bands underneath, since they aren’t necessary and are distracting.
Step 2. Your broom is going to look wide and flat, and a Nimbus 2000 broom is more rounded. Use your fingers to flatten the wide portion of the mini broom so that it looks more rounded. Work it a little bit and it will look much more round and realistic!
Step 3. Cut your wood dowel into 4″ pieces. We cut ours with a saw. Use sandpaper to smooth out one end of the stick to make it rounded and smooth.
Use a foam brush and brown craft paint to paint the dowel pieces for the broomsticks.
Step 4. Wrap thin gold ribbon around the banding on the broom to make it look more like a Nimbus 2000. Use hot glue to attach the ribbon at the beginning, end, and a couple drops in the middle to hold it in place.
I ran out of gold ribbon, so I used some gold paint and just painted some thin white ribbon I already had.
Step 5. Use a glue gun to attach some hot glue to the center of the top of the broom. Let the glue dry for a minute because I noticied it wanted to drip inside the broom a little bit so there wasn’t much glue on the top to hold the stick in place.
If you give the glue a minute to cool then add more glue, it will stay on top of the broom. Now add your stick and hold firmly in place for about 30 seconds while the glue cools. Let cool completely.
Isn’t a DIY Harry Potter broom the cutest?! They look so cool on my Harry Potter tree. Now if only I could get them to whizz around like the real thing…
If you love Harry Potter, you’ve GOT to see my Harry Potter Christmas tree and decorations. I’m obsessed with it!!
Stay tuned for more Harry Potter Christmas goodness leading up to Christmas. I have so many DIY ornaments to share with you!